Whilst we have become accustomed to the idea of painting masked as sculpture or made through performance, the current exhibition at The Tetley investigates the relationship between time and contemporary painting, staking a claim for painting as a time-based medium. Review by Matthew Hearn
On the occasion of the first anniversary of its inauguration, the Long Museum (West Bund Branch) will host the grand opening of Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition on March 28, 2015. Xu Zhen is an iconic, leading figure within the realm of contemporary Chinese art, and moreover he is the most sought-after international contemporary artist currently. Surveying art ancient and new, the artist marshals Chinese and Western cultures and fuses the quintessence of both. Through his meticulous treatment and distinctive integration of global knowledge and information, he generates an infinite degree of creativity.
David Price responds to Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating. Taking the form of an opening event, a filmed central discussion event, and finally the presentation of the film which forms an exhibition, the project does not lend itself to straightforward explanations.
Turning a critical yet humorous eye to her own Russian culture, Taus Makhacheva presents a series of sculptural and film works at Narrative Projects exploring language and history. Review by Katherine Jackson.
Often engaging with photography's limitations rather than its unique capabilities, Clare Strand's ‘Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time’ employs kinetic machines, film and photographs to further explore her discordant relationship with the medium. Kathryn Lloyd reviews.
Fiona MacDonald acts as a master collaborator - her work is in alliance with nature, with self-organizing, intelligent organic systems and natural mineral processes, rather than totally created by her hand alone. Review by Giuseppe Marasco